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Apr 7, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. >>> west virginia's governor predicts today will be a big day. talking about the search for four minors unaccounted for after a explosion on monday. for the minor's families, hope hinges on his word here. search crews drilled a bore hole and lowered pipes in the hole and banged on them in an effort to contact them. there was no respops, but crews are planning to bore a total of four holes to minimize the threat of another explosion there. they're going to assess whether the air is clear enough to send in rescue crews in the next day or two. 25 minors die in the blast. two others died in the hospital right now. hope is still alive that the four missing minors survived. >> we're hoping that between the 10:00 and the 2:00 we would have more information that would allow them making decisions. once they get the readings and the readings look like it could be good enough for a time period, then they'll be able to plan around that. that was the time we're still hoping between now and 2:00 if the fan gets up, we start getting some readings. they can tell what type of air they're dealing with. a
HLN
Apr 10, 2010 7:00am EDT
the four miners missing in west virginia did not survive the deadly explosion. where their bodies were found. >>> the grandmother of an adopted russian boy packs his bags, puts him on a plane to moscow alone. now her decision is sparking outrage on both sides of the globe. >>> and the scandal that rocked his life hasn't hurt his golf swing, tiger woods is near the top of the leader board at the masters. rafer weigel tells us what woods needs to do to win another green jacket. >>> you're watching hln on this saturday, april 10th. glad you're with us, i'm susan hendricks. >>> we begin in west virginia where the search for those four missing miners has come to a tragic end. rescue workers found the miners' bodies last night. a mine safety official says rescuers actually passed the bodies on earlier trips into the mine, but conditions inside the shaft were so bad, they couldn't see the miners until last night. families, of course, were hoping the miners were waiting for rescue in one of the underground safety chambers, but west virginia's governor said this. >> none of the chambers had bee
HLN
Apr 8, 2010 12:00pm EDT
." i want to get right to this newest attempt to rescue four missing miners in west virginia, because i hate to say it hit another snag. officials say rescuers encountered dangerous levels of gases underground so had to turn back. they delayed their search three days thus far so crews could drill holes to ventilate the toxic gases. the director of homeland security says it will be at least five hours before workers can try to return to the mine. the rescuers are hoping to find the four men and retrieve the bodies, too, of 18 other miners known to have died in that blast. earlier, here's the thing, a woman who lost -- think about this. her son, her brother and nephew in the explosions spoke to john roberts on our sister network, cnn. and says her son left letters for his girlfriend one day before the accident that seemed to have foreshadowed his death. >> if anything happens to me, i'll be looking down from heaven at you all. i love you, take care of my baby. tell her that daddy loves her. she's beautiful, she's funny. and just take care of my baby girl. and said jennifer, i love you. >>
HLN
Apr 9, 2010 12:00pm EDT
to the court was justice sonia sotomayor. >>> hope is running out for four missing miners in west virginia. rescuers reached a rescue chamber inside the upper big branch mine and found no one there, no one inside. the chambers are safe places miners can go in an emergency like the explosion on monday that killed 25 people. there is a second chamber further inside the mine and officials say it is the last chance of finding any of the four missing miners alive. rescuers were trying to reach it when they were forced to turn back. >> we have smoke in all four of those entries, and the smoke is traveling from this side toward the long wall face indicating that we have a fire somewhere. so it was at that time that a decision was made to evacuate the rescuers. >>> meanwhile, funerals will be held today for the four miners kill in monday's explosion. four of the 25. carl acord works in mines for 34 years. the day before the explosion, he told his family he was worried about going to work. and we have learned the company that owns the mine, massey energy, will pay for all of the funerals. >>> the m
HLN
Apr 25, 2010 1:00pm EDT
us over. i'm virginia cha, hln news and views. let's get to our top story now. rescuers are fanning out across mississippi looking through shattered homes for survivors. at least one tornado ripped through the state. ten people are dead and three of them are children. yazoo county and the central part of the state took the hardest hit to. the east choctaw county also got smashed. meteorologists don't know if the same tornado cut one long arc of destruction or if it was multiple twisters causing this damage a. survivors are just saying they're happy to be alive. >> it was unbelievable. when the wind was exploded it was like anything i never experienced. it was amazing. it scared us plum to death. i'm very fortunate. i have four beautiful children. i couldn't imagine being without them. as tragic as it is, we lost family members and our hearts go out to them. we're lucky to be here. you don't realize how lucky you do have it until something like this happens. >> tornadoes were reported in four states from arkansas east to alabama. >>> the environmental fallout from the massive oil rig
HLN
Apr 12, 2010 12:00pm EDT
virginia now have the grim task of recovering the nine remaining bodies inside the upper big branch mine. two separate crews made their way inside the mine this morning and a team of federal investigators is arriving today to try to start to figure out what in the world caused that deadly explosion last week. some of the 29 men killed in the blast have been buried. president obama ordered u.s. flags in west virginia to be flown at half staff in honor of those miners. and west virginia's governor is asking people from all across the country to observe a moment of silence today at 3:30 p.m. eastern time. >>> in about two hours, we'll find out whether nfl star ben roethlisberger will face charges in an alleged sexual assault. last month, a 20-year-old college student accused him of sexually assaulting her at a nightclub in millageville, georgia. "in session's" jean casarez joins us with all the latest. you've been following all the angles, making as many phone calls. what do you know about this? >> this all alleged to have happened in the early morning hours of march 5th. and ben roethlisbe
HLN
Apr 11, 2010 7:00am EDT
. >>> families of the men who died in an explosion at a west virginia coal mine are saying goodbye to them. four funerals were held on friday. more are being held this weekend. still more in the coming week. altogether, 29 men died in the blast at the upper big branch mine last monday. initially, the community held out hope that four missing men were still alive somewhere in the mine. but those hopes ended friday night when rescuers found the bodies of the men. >> what i saw up until the absolute very end was a very heavy-heart community that was holding on to a very fragile thread of hope. and when that hope snapped with one sentence from the mine officials, it was the most painful, excruciating thing you could possibly see. >> so devastating for that community. the explosion was the worst mine disaster in the u.s. since the 1970s. >>> tomorrow is day one of a two-day nuclear summit president obama is hosting in the nation's capitol. he will try to convince the 47 countries participating to secure their nuclear material within four years. the u.s. and russia have more than 20,000 nuclear weapon
HLN
Apr 25, 2010 5:00pm EDT
of the stories we're working on for you today. thank you so much for having us over. i'm virginia cha. this is hln news and views. let's get to our top story now. rescuers are fanning out across mississippi, looking through shattered homes for survivors as well as victims of the deadly weekend storms. at least one tornado ripped through that state. ten people are dead, and three of them are children. yaz hsu county in the west central part of the state took the hardest hit. to the east, choctaw county also got smashed. meteorologists don't know if the same tornado cut one long arc of destruction, or if it was multiple twisters causing this damage. survivors say they are just happy to be alive. >> it was unbelievable. it just a -- when the windows exploded, it was like anything i've never experienced. it was just amazing. it scares the daylights. i'm very fortunate. i've got four beautiful children, and i couldn't imagine being without them. as tragic as everything is, we've lost kin folks and family in this incident today. we've lost family members, and our heart goss out to them, bec
HLN
Apr 11, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. >>> families of the men who died in an explosion at a west virginia coal mine are saying good-bye. four funerals were held friday. more are held this weekend. still more in the coming weeks. 29 men died in the blast at the upper big mine branch last monday. the community held out hope the four missing men were still alive somewhere in that mine, but those hopes did end friday night when rescuers found the men's bodies. >> what i saw up until the absolute very end was a very heavy-hearted community holding on to a very fragile thread of hope. and when that hope snapped with one sentence from the mine officials, it was the most painful excruciating thing you could possibly see. >> the explosion was the worst mine disaster in the u.s. since the 1970s. >>> president obama has a very urgent message for 47 countries taking part in a two-day conference. make sure your nuclear material is secure. keep it out of hands of terrorists. he's hosting a two-day nuclear summit in washington tomorrow comes a couple days after the u.s. warned al qaeda is trying to get an atomic bomb. the u.s. and russia
HLN
Apr 15, 2010 12:00pm EDT
review of the explosion that killed 29 west virginia miners last week makes it clear there are safety problems throughout the coal industry. the president is ordering federal regulators to work closely with state officials to prevent another tragedy underground. >> this isn't just about a single mine. it's about all of our mines. the safety record at the massey upper big branch mine was trouble. and it's clear that while there are many responsible companies, far too many -- far too many mines aren't doing enough to protect their workers' safety. >> now, at the moment, the president is on his way to kennedy space center. he might not get a real warm welcome there. he'll brief nasa workers on his policy on space flight, which includes to much dismay of some people, his decision to cancel a return to the moon. the plan does include building a new space capsule for use at the international space station, and developing a new generation of rockets for future trips to mars. >> i know you're looking at this going, what is wrong with people? well, web fans think this guy is top dog. what does
HLN
Apr 13, 2010 12:00pm EDT
it to the company's attention. >>> the last nine bodies have been recovered from the west virginia coal mine. 29 men died in an explosion last monday. and now federal officials are going to begin to investigate exactly what happened there. west virginia's governor led a moment of silence at the state capitol yesterday. there it is. the company says it will review the tox make sure it doesn't happen again. some investors want the mine's ceo to resign. >>> american airlines flight made an emergency landing in iceland after fumes filled the cannin. flight 49 was traveling from paris' charles de gaulle airport to dallas-ft. worth when passengers reported that haze. five or six of the passengers on board complained of dizziness from the fumes. the airline says there are no reports that anyone needed medical treatment. american airlines is sending a replacement plane to iceland so passengers can continue their journey. >>> well, caskets carrying the bodies of poland's president and his wife are now at the presidential palace as mourners are paying their respect. you see them there. lech kaczynski and his
HLN
Apr 10, 2010 5:00pm EDT
news and views." it's saturday. i'm natasha curry. >>> we begin in west virginia, where the search for those four missing miners have come to a tragic end. the families got the news they had been dreading this morning. an official said rescuers passed by the bodies earlier during trips into the mine, but conditions were so bad they don't see the bodies until last night. they were hoping the miners were waiting in one of the rescue chambers. >> none of the chambers had been deployed. and none of our miners suffered. so this journey has ended. and now the healing starts. >> this means 29 miners were killed in the ibs dent. official say they will now focus on recovered 22 bodies still in the mine, then they will start investigating. the company will be participating in the inspection, and i can assure you no stone will be left unturned. we'll find out the cause of this explosion, and quite frankly, the only thing good that can come out of this is to educate everyone, mutt regulations in place if needed to make sure this doesn't happen again. >> stricklin said the investigation could t
HLN
Apr 24, 2010 1:00pm EDT
for you today. thanks for having us over, this is hln "news and views" and i'm virginia cha. >>> you won't be seeing much sun today in fact you may end up seeing something like this. parts of the region are under severe storm warnings and that includes the possibility of tornadoes. this isn't the only dangerous weather out there. colorado was hit with a crazy mix of rain, snow and tornadoes. some campers had to be rescued from two feet of snow and crews are cleaning up a rock slide that closed part of the highway west of denver. rescuers have suspended their search for 11 oil rig workers missing in the gulf of mexico. now the coast guard says it is unreasonable at this point to expect that any of them survived. the search covered 5,200 square miles over three days. even though the search is suspended, the case is not closed. >> we have not 100% certainty accounted for all the lifeboats and we don't know what was launched from the rig and what might still be with the rig and that's going to be something that we'll continue to do as part of the casualty investigation and we can also reresu
HLN
Apr 24, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. this is hln news and views and i'm virginia cha. >>> a tornado slashed through parts of mississippi today. leaving a president of destruction. the associated press reporting at least two people are dead and one town reports as many as 30 homes destroyed. forecasters say the tornado was almost a mile wide at one point. it hit the towns of valley park, yazoo city and durant and we are hearing that some people were trapped inside some of those structures. aside from the reports of the two deaths, we don't know how many people were hurt. the storm generated by a powerful system moving across the central united states today. tornado watches up from southern illinois south to alabama. >>> our ireporters are sending us pictures of the storm that is moving across the southeast. this video by ireporter kathy just south of memphis, tennessee. she says the hail that fell in her town of southhaven, mississippi, a bit bigger than a golf ball and noisy and didn't feel threatening. >>> rescuers have suspended their search for 11 oil rig workers missing in the gulf of mexico. the coast guard says it is u
HLN
Apr 26, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. three people were hurt. >>> the owner of the coal mine that exploded in west virginia insists the air was fine hours before the blast. tests earlier in the day showed no build-up of explosive gases. he said the tests showed adequate air flow inside the mine. the company will give what it calls unprecedented financial compensation to the families of miners killed in the blast. massey says it will pay life insurance benefits, health care, college expenses for the children of the 29 miners who died. >>> a day after the memorial, president obama says the 29 men died in the pursuit of the american dream. he met privately with families before giving a eulogy at the service. he says the nation will honor their memory by improving safety. >>> doctors are trying to pinpoint the source of bret michaels' brain hemorrhage. he's listed in critical condition in the icu. his publicist said the former poison front man is in the unit under 24-hour surveillance. doctors have not located the source of the bleeding. michaels had an emergency appendectomy and has diabetes. it's not known if there is a con
HLN
Apr 11, 2010 1:00pm EDT
died at an explosion in a west virginia coal mine are saying good-bye. four funerals were held on friday. more being held this weekend and more in the coming weeks. 29 people died in the blast. initially the community held out hope the four missing men were alive somewhere in that mine but those hopes ended friday night when rescuers found the men's bodies. >> what i saw up until the very end was a very heavy hearted community holding on to a very fragile thread of hope. when that hope snapped with one sentence from the mine officials, it was the most painful thing you could possibly see. >> the explosion was the first mine disaster in the u.s. since the 1970s. >>> education contributor steve perry is on the mission to find unusual approaches to learning. he found that in a charter school that's an urban oasis among chicago's youth violence. >> we're in an inglewood section of chicago. this is urban prep having the first graduating class and they're going to send 70 african-american young men to college. it's the holy grail in acedemia. >> when you say you spend 100% of your ki
HLN
Apr 19, 2010 12:00pm EDT
their small children back in virginia for two weeks. the grandmother and family friends have been taking care of the kids. they're keeping in touch with their parents using skype. >> our flight tomorrow is canceled. so -- because the stuff in the air is just too dangerous. >> i am just dying to see you guys. this is the hardest thing mommy has ever done. so you guys are the bravest kids in the world. i love you so much. i know that you are being just so loved and taken care of there. >> the kids are making new travel plans for when jen and steve finally make it home. but it won't take them so far away. they say they just want to go to the zoo. that's all they are asking for. >>> local tv and newspapers are reporting that casey anthony's defense team wants the judge removed from her case. her attorney jose baez has reportedly filed a motion to remove judge stan strickland because he's had contact with the blogger who covers the case. that blogger's online name is marinae dave. his real name is dave nichol. he reportedly told defense attorneys last week that judge strickland called him when he
HLN
Apr 25, 2010 7:00am EDT
virginia. the april 5th blast was the worst u.s. mine disaster in nearly 40 years. the president ordered a review and blamed upper big branch mine officials for lack of oversight. >>> and that is a check of your sunday morning headlines here on "hln." so glad you're with us. i'm susan hendricks. >>> in mississippi, storm victims are sharing stories of how they survived yesterday's deadly tornado. one man trapped in a church says it was a miracle he is still alive. and as joseph pleasant of affiliate wapt reports, even the ruined church is now a test of faith. >> reporter: this was hillcrest baptist church's second chance. church members say a few years ago arsonists burned it to the ground. now a tornado has leveled it, but among the wreckage, hope. >> we built it back bigger and better, lock and key, debt free and the lord will build it back again. >> reporter: dell thrasher is a member of hillcrest baptist church. he is also a blessed man, in his words. he was inside the church when the tornado smashed into the sanctuary. >> i went into the sanctuary and got on the pulpit table, and th
HLN
Apr 29, 2010 12:00pm EDT
today in virginia. proponents say tapping the eastern seaboard's oil and gas reserves will fuel the economy and jobs. and was only four weeks ago the administration said their open to expanding off-shore drilling. but does this oil disaster have anyone rethinking the idea? chuck roberts is taking your views on this one today. and you've got to stop and at least ask the right questions, chuck, after something like this happens. >> how could this be prevented, what did we do wrong? what's the impact on the coast? government officials say the leak may be five times greater than officially feared. and as that slick moves closer to shore, and it's about 15 miles away, there is a growing urgency to avoid an economic disaster. but will that change any minds about off-shore drilling? on facebook, rhonda writes this. this is exactly why we need to stop off shore drilling now. the companies manning these rigs don't have the technologies worked out yet for safe operation. this rig failed. hope you like your shrimp and tuna with a coat of 30-weight motor oil. gary is on the line. you have w
HLN
Apr 16, 2010 12:00pm EDT
military should be respected for all they do and have freedom to speak as any citizen should. virginia is on the line in louisiana. do you pretty much agree with that, virginia? >> caller: oh, yes. i'm a military spouse. i believe if anybody has a right to ridicule the president the men and women in uniform do. those that have say otherwise have not had family members serve in the military. we all should have the freedom of speech especially those willing to die for it. >> what about morale and all that, undermining the orders of the commander in chief? >> caller: i think that's unimportant. i think the soldiers to a point, should respect their commander in chief, but if they disagree with something that he did, i think they have the right just like anybody else, to be heard. >> all right. thanks. paul in washington state is up. hi, paul upon are you a retired officer? >> caller: yes. >> what are your thoughts on this. >> caller: my thoughts are that anyone who joins the military is subject to uniform code of military justice and we don't have the same rights as ordinary civilians. tha
HLN
Apr 20, 2010 12:00pm EDT
a stuff punishment, and it's not breaking along gender lines at all. ronnie is calling in from virginia. ronnie, you're all for punishing him. how severe? >> ma'am, when you're 6'5" and 245 pounds and you've been in the national football league for six years, going on seven years and two and a half years ago ben roethlisberger signed one of the richest contracts ever for a football player at 110 million, here he is in georgia, okay. if i supply liquor or liquor for an underage kid or child or teenager, we're held accountable. i think that the commissioner needs to set, you know, the standard and say, listen, i'm not going to tolerate this because it makes everybody look bad. if he's not punished, he'll continue to do it. why is he even in the presence of a 20-year-old, the alleged victim. he's supplying liquor and shots. he has to be -- >> you feel like even if there wasn't -- a lot of people say he wasn't convicted of anything. >> he was still wrong. he shouldn't have been there. he had hired security and police officers, and they let everything happen that night. >> you seem raeeally,
HLN
Apr 14, 2010 12:00pm EDT
some breaking news out of west virginia to pass on to you. the governor there joe manshin is ordering more than 00 underground coal mines to be inspected for combustion risks. 29 miners were killed at an explosion in upper big branch mine on april 5. the governor is signing an executive order that tells regulators to start with mines that repeatedly had come come bugs risks in the past. he wants those mines inspected fairly quickly. the order says if inspectors find safety risks, they can order that a mine be partially evacuated or even closed. there's an update on a story we told you about yesterday. the fbi is now involved in the investigation into the police bag beating of a university of maryland student. the agency says it's trying to determine if civil rights laws were violated. the student was beaten by three police officers during a celebration after maryland's victory over duke at a men's basketball game. at least one prince george county officer has been suspe suspended because of this. president obama will unveil his vision for the nation's space program tomorrow. a vision
HLN
Apr 22, 2010 12:00pm EDT
assistant fire chief in fairfax, virginia, i can tell you looking at that, it's very unlikely that if anyone was in the house that they were able tos survive that massive fire. >> how long do you hold a lockdown around the neighbor? they'll have to wait until they are able to knock the fire down and take a look, just a preliminary look inside that house to see if they find any other victims, anybody else. whether it be someone who might have been in the house with this elderly woman who apparently owns the house, or if it's possibly one of the two perpetrators. law enforcement is saying they believe they might have killed one of these perpetrators and then again they'll have to keep everything locked down until they get a good handle on exactly what they were dealing with. >> curious neighbors are all over that, and they're telling people, there's an elderly woman and she lives alone. there's nobody else in there. it could be her nephew. >> we've seen things around the country where perpetrators will prey on the elderly, kick a door in, and thing goes wrong. why set the house on fire? could
HLN
Apr 10, 2010 1:00pm EDT
and send it somewhere. >> you're watching hln news and views. i'm natasha curry. we begin in west virginia where the search for those four missing miners has come to a tragic ends. the families got the news they had been dreading early this morning. rescuers actually passed right by the bodies earlier during tripped into the mine but conditions inside that shaft were just so bad that they couldn't even see the miners' bodies until last night. families were hoping the miners were waiting for rescue in one of the underground safety chambers. they have food, water and air to get miners through an emergency. >> none of the chambers had been deployed. and none of our miners suffered. so this journey -- this journey has ended. and now the healing will start. >> now, this means 29 miners were killed in monday's explosion at the upper big branch mine. that's the worst u.s. mining incident in 40 years. officials say they will now focus on recovering 22 bodies that are still in the mine. then they will start investigating. >> after this recovery of the bodies has been completed, there will be a stat
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